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Democrats dig in for Florida recount battle, Trump sends lawyers

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida’s bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor appeared headed to recounts on Friday as Republican leads narrowed, and President Donald Trump vowed to send in lawyers in a development reminiscent of the state’s dramatic 2000 presidential recount. As his lead dwindled in Florida’s Senate ...

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How Mattis is trying to keep U.S.-China tensions from boiling over

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When the United States imposed sanctions on China’s military this fall, China retaliated by canceling Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ plans to meet his counterpart in Beijing. But just days later, a Chinese general visited the Pentagon with a reassuring message: Beijing valued the importance of military ties ...

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‘Whole town is burning’: Residents flee Northern California wildfire

(Reuters) – A fast-moving Northern California wildfire burned dozens of structures on Thursday, injuring residents and firefighters, as tens of thousands of people fled in a “chaotic” mass evacuation, state authorities said. Vehicles are seen during evacuation from Paradise to Chico, in Butte County, California, U.S in this November 8, ...

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‘Wizard of Oz’ draft scripts head for auction block

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A collection of draft scripts for “The Wizard of Oz” and other material from the archives of the 1939 film are going up for auction in December and could fetch up to $1.2 million. The original handwritten first draft script for the film “The Wizard of ...

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